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Cordarone (Amiodarone)

Generic Name: Amiodarone (A mi OH da rone)

Brand Names: Cordarone, Pacerone

 

 

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Product Description

Cordarone is a trade name for amiodarone, an antiarrhythmic agent used to treat severe and possibly fatal irregularities in heartbeat. Cordarone is available by physician prescription.

 

Drug Information

 

Amiodarone is a Class III antiarrhythmic agent used to treat atrial or ventricular cardiac dysrhythmias (irregular heartbeat). Side effects with amiodarone are relatively common, but the drug continues to be prescribed due to its effectiveness in treatment of cases that are otherwise difficult to be treated with medication.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Amiodarone can block certain electrical signals that can cause the heartbeat to become abnormal.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Amiodarone is included in the “Model List of Essential Medicines” by the World Health Organization (WHO). It demarks amiodarone as crucial in a basic health care system.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone is prescribed for atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation/defibrillation, only if other drugs are deemed ineffective or intolerable for the patient.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone is rarely used for conditions that are not life-threatening.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone is available as pink tablets containing 200 milligrams of amiodarone HCL.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Inactive ingredients in Cordarone include starch, lactose, povidone, magnesium stearate and colloidal silicon dioxide.

 

Dosage

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone dosage will vary as per physician recommendation, age, severity of the condition and response to treatment.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone is usually prescribed to be taken orally once or twice a day.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone can be taken either with or without meals. However, it’s important to choose which way to take Cordarone and stick to it for each dose every day.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Dosages of Cordarone should be taken exactly as prescribed and on time.

 

Warnings and Precautions

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone can lead to significant toxicity levels, particularly pulmonary toxicity that can be potentially fatal. Therefore, Cordarone should only be prescribed if the condition is life threatening or as a last resort where all other medications have failed.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Due to the significant risk associated, patients may be required to be hospitalized for at least a week when the initial doses of Cordarone are taken.

 

four_dot_bullet_red In a low but significant number of cases, Cordarone has been known to worsen the existing irregular arrhythmia.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Amiodarone can affect the regular functioning of pacemakers and defibrillators.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Do not take Cordarone if allergic to amiodarone or any other ingredient in the drug or similar substances.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone may not be suitable for patients with iodine allergies due to the presence of povidone.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone may cause increased photosensitivity, therefore take necessary precautions to protect the skin and eyes from sunlight.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone could potentially be unsafe for patients with a history of lung disease, liver disease or thyroid problems.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Amiodarone can cause a condition called QT prolongation that affects the heart rhythm. This condition can cause serious but rarely fatal symptoms such as severe dizziness.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone may react negatively with other medications. Inform the prescribing physician regarding all prescription or over-the-counter medications, vitamins and herbal remedies being taken before starting Cordarone.

 

four_dot_bullet_red Cordarone is not recommended for pregnant, breastfeeding and pediatric patients.

 

Elderly patients could be more susceptible to the side effects of Cordarone.

 

Side Effects

 

Cordarone and amiodarone could potentially cause one or more of the following side effects:

 

four_dot_bullet_red Dizziness
four_dot_bullet_red Lightheadedness
four_dot_bullet_red Nausea
four_dot_bullet_red Vomiting
four_dot_bullet_red Feeling tired or fatigue
four_dot_bullet_red Swelling in limbs
four_dot_bullet_red Constipation
four_dot_bullet_red Loss of appetite
four_dot_bullet_red Side effects are not limited to the above.

 

Immediately consult a physician if side effects continue to persist or worsen over time.

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